Glory on the down Lowe

Perth Glory has further strengthened its football staff with the appointment of highly respected coach Kenny Lowe as a full time assistant to Head Coach Dave Mitchell.

Perth Glory has further strengthened its football staff with the appointment of highly respected coach Kenny Lowe as a full time assistant to Head Coach Dave Mitchell.

Lowe joined Perth midway through the 2007/08 season as a part time assistant coach and continued in that role for the start of the new Hyundai A-League campaign.

A review of the club-s coaching structure identified the need to secure additional resources and Lowe was considered the ideal candidate to take on the expanded role.

“It-s great that the club has made the position available because they have identified a need and done something about it,” Lowe said.

“Progressive people, progressive clubs, are always self-referencing and looking to see where they-re at, if you can improve something then go ahead and do it.

“The club has seen this as a step forward, it has given me a wonderful opportunity and I-ll do everything I can to ensure this is a positive move for Perth Glory.”

Lowe, who spent the best part of 15 years in the UK as a player, including representing England at semi-pro level, fell into coaching during his final year on the pitch.

After playing stints at Hartlepool, Birmingham and Stoke he was handed a player/coach role at Gateshead following the departure of the manager mid-season and performed so well he was offered a two year deal to guide the squad.

Lowe revived the struggling Gateshead to finish 3rd and 4th in his two seasons before taking up another huge challenge at Barrow. He spent five years with the Bluebirds, finishing runners-up in his final season before stepping down and moving to Western Australia.

A mechanical engineer by trade, Lowe has put on hold a successful career to play his part in Glory-s revival.

“There is a good dynamic at the club. We-ve had some tough times but it is a vibrant dressing room,” Lowe said.

“There are good people involved on the football side and good people involved off the field, so I think there are all the triggers and drivers for success and we-re all committed to achieve that.”